May 20th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton fights on, Obama returns to Iowa

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Obama campaigned in Montana Monday while Clinton campaigned in Kentucky the day before the state's primary."]
(CNN) - It's all about location, location, location.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will spend Tuesday night in Kentucky to celebrate what's expected to be a big win in that state's primary. But Sen. Barack Obama won't be in Oregon, even though he's favored to win that state's contest Tuesday.

The Illinois senator will appear at a rally in Iowa, where he kicked off the primary season with a January 3 caucus win - a victory that helped propel him to Democratic front-runner status.

Iowa is also a swing state - one President Bush won by just 10,000 votes in 2004, and one the Democrats would love to win this November.

Obama told reporters Sunday that visiting Iowa "was a terrific way to kind of bring things full circle."

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soundoff (435 Responses)
  1. Rich

    Democrats watch out for people who say that they will vote for McCain if Hillary isn't the nominee. A lot of them were Republicans from the start trying to help Bush Jr out in the general election. True Hillary Supporters don't fall for it!!!!!! Vote Democrat!!!! We can't afford 4 more years of Bush!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |

    Gallup Poll – Election News
    Key Clinton Constituencies Moving Toward Obama NEW May 20, 2008
    Barack Obama’s widening lead over Hillary Clinton among Democrats nationwide brings with it important gains among Clinton’s core constituencies, including women, whites, and the non-college educated. Obama is now the overwhelming favorite among 18- to 29-year-olds, men, and postgraduates

    May 20, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. Kentucky girl


    OBAMA 08

    May 20, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  4. joe






    May 20, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. M.S. Indiana

    Lets get on with it, we cant let McCain and Bush run around with not one to fight them back... Some one will have to tell the truth...

    Kentucky and Oregon, lets finish this and vote in Obama, Unite or we will fail...

    May 20, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. Old & White w/ GED

    Tired of the lies
    Tired of the fake hair color
    Tired of the botox
    Tired of the pant-suits
    Tired of Clintons

    Get out of the way you champion of yesterday

    May 20, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  7. MT

    It saddens me to think that some fellow Democrats are considering abandoning what we stand for just to prove a point by voting for Senator McCain and essentially throwing America under the bus.

    May 20, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  8. Ivar

    When is Hillary going to drop out. She is already lagging behind in every single parameter to determine a winner. There is only one category in which SHE MAY or MAY NOT win. Now thats very stupid, crazy and irrational thought. If thats her ground to seek democtratic nomination, then its rational sounds like, I win if you dont include any states that Obama won in. Jeeze..... Who the hell ever elected her in New York???

    May 20, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  9. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    Congratulation Obama, we are almost home!

    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’
    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’
    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’
    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’

    May 20, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. Uncle Sam

    Can the American people see through the hype of empty promises for change that Sen. Obama is delivering?

    Yes We Can!

    May 20, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  11. jj

    HIS ARROGANCE IS ASTOUNDING. Too bad his experience doesn't match it. Clinton or McCain. Both of them have experience and both of them have been able to cross party lines to get things done.

    May 20, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |

    She is so HILLarious . I think she'll continue to campaign after Barack wins the general election. lol

    OBAMA 08'/12'

    May 20, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  13. Jane L.

    In reality, Obama is not bringing things as "full circle" as he says, he's returning to Iowa now leaving a trail of wounded citizenry behind him. This is the appropriate time to remind his campaign operatives that, if he is the nominee, they may be in more trouble in November than they'd like to think.


    Many of them will. They won't like it, but they'll vote for Obama if he's the nominee because they know our wounded country cannot take

    another Republican president, and they love their country. I'll probably be one of them.

    But many democrats will not, and I cannot hold it against them. In the beginning, we all said we'd be happy with either candidate; we liked them

    both. Since then, however, we've looked on as Clinton has been hit hard by a blatantly Obama-biased media, both in the news shows and in

    the debates. We've listened as Obama attacked her, first in his negative and misleading health care ad, then repeatedly in his speeches. All the

    while the media, determined to shape our thinking for us, accused her of attacking him. We've come to realize how un-democratic the

    democrats' primary/caucus process is, and that, despite the fact that she has more votes (no, we will NOT dismiss 2 entire states), it will be

    "super" delegates who, in the end, simply pick whomever they want. If the democrats used the same process of selection as that used in the

    general election, which they logically should, Clinton would clearly be the nominee. Finally, we have been inundated with sexist remarks in this

    campaign, and we've come to realize that, even when the woman would probably be the most capable president in history, this country is not

    grown up enough to choose her, even over a less qualified man.

    And now, on top of all that, if he doesn't end up winning the general election, the media has already made it crystal clear that they are fully

    prepared to blame, not him, but HER. It's as though the women's movement is suddenly back in the dark ages.

    The Obama campaign operatives may now try to make it up to us by all sorts of means, including chosing a woman for vice-president, but I

    don't think anything they do or say will work. I think Obama suporters, the news media and the DNC should brace themselves for whatever

    retribution we dole out in November.

    May 20, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  14. No Way

    When will people give up hope and understand that Barak has won?

    May 20, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  15. bill from pa

    If Kentucky votes for Clinton after her Karl Rove endorsement I give up on the democratic party. She's half nuts and it surprises me how many people are still enamored with her.

    May 20, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  16. Enlightened Voter

    I really don't think her so called win in KY is going to be as big as she thinks. I like the fact that Obama is being loyal to Iowans.

    May 20, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  17. Jacqueline

    Obama Will be our President, He is honest all the way. I just read an article, Superdelegates Turned Down $1 Million Offer From Clinton Donor, that's not what we are looking for.

    May 20, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. TREY

    lol @ Hilliary not even being relevant anymore

    May 20, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. Freida NYC

    In a nutshell these are the changes Obama has already broght into this great nation; Division among all socio-economic status, racism (especially his racist/prejudice wife), sexism, anger, discord, hate, etc. This list is much longer and growing every single minute. Clearly, these are not the kind of changes America needs and deserves. Obama will turn this country into a third-world-country, just listen to his speeches over this past weekend. Very scary ideas on how he pretends to deal with some of the issues we are facing.

    Hillary is the best choice we have to lead this country, and bring on positive changes.

    May 20, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. tom

    Well, when she told that Carl Rove 'endorsed her' what do you think she means.. She is ready to play the same card as republicain, is that what peoples wants. I don't think so...So mrs Clinton go away with your claim that you winning with most popular vote.

    May 20, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  21. Independent

    Any hope that Clintons supporters must now be dashed after she brought the demagogue karl Rove as a booster to her campaign. To try to reflect the nemisis of the Democratic Party show more desperation on her part. She ran a campaing, has lost, and needs to stop trying to undo the party. If she is not the nominee as projected, and the Democrats loose in November, she will have to bear the brunt of the loss because of how she tried to rip the party to shreds with her division of the party. she will be blamed.

    May 20, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  22. Everett Edwards

    Great Day!! What a big mistake the democrats are making with selecting the elitist/racist Obama. He could never be a successful president. He wants to be King.

    May 20, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  23. Wisconsin

    It's time to take on McWar / McCane and make sure the republicans don't win!

    May 20, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  24. If not Hillary....then McCain

    Obama reminds me of GW when they were doing the recount in FL in 2000. "FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT!" he isTRYING TO PORTRAY HIMSELF AS THE "PRESUMTIVE" DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, when he has not yet reached that pinnacle. He is a regular ol' politician, nothing special here, except he hasn't even finished his 1st term as IL senator. People.....WAKE UP! He is the hoodwinker and bamboozler incarnate.

    May 20, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  25. Michael in Lorton, Virginia

    Hillary needs to get a grip on over and the sooner she accepts the fact that Obama is the presumptive nominee, the less annoyance she will be. God, you have any sense of dignity left? If not for yourself, for the rest of the American voters.

    May 20, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
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